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, pakistan responds angrily to american accusations that it sanctioned his killing. desperate and facing starvation, british aid agencies launch an appeal to help the 10 million people at risk of famine in east africa. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm geeta guru-murthy. also in this program -- more anti-government protests anticipated in the syrian flash point city of hamas. the u.s. ambassador is there to observe. and ready for liftoff, but weather threatens to delay the last-ever journey into space. >> speaking in the last few minutes, the british prime minister, david cameron, has said a full, public inquiry headed by a judge will be set up to look into the phone hacking scandal of britain's best-selling newspaper, "news of the world." he said he takes full responsibility also for making the paper's former editor, andy coulson, the director of communications and expects to be judged on that. while there are reports that mr. coulson will be arrested, let's go live now to the news conference in downing street. >> and that isn't just about relationships with news international. that appl
that the gradually improving relations between pakistan and india are not given a dent from this attack? >> i think the indian government is being very cautious. i think they are not speculating and i think so it would be very early for me to speculate on why they decided to be very open-minded about this investigation. of course the 2008 attacks on mumbai, the indian government did accuse pakistan of having some involvement in this those attacks. the 2006 train bombings in the city happened in the rush hour, more than a dozen indian nationals arrested for that. it is very easy to -- there has been a lot of speculation and jumping to conclusions about the possibility of pakistan's involvement but the indian government is keeping an open mind. pakistan governments condemned the attacks shortly after they happened yesterday. indian opposition parties are pointing a finger in that direction but i think it is very early to draw any speculation about who might be behind this attack, particularly because they say they are still working on very limited intelligence. >> thank you very much indeed. the chin
to pakistan. tensions were already high before the al qaeda leader osama bin laden was killed in a u.s. raid in an army raid. more recently, 100 military trainers have been expelled, and they threatened to shut down a c.i.a. base. our correspondent, aleem maqbool, is in islamabad, and earlier, i asked him how humiliating this is for pakistan given they need u.s. aid to help pay for security. >> we keep hearing leaks about various things that the american officials are accusing pakistan of doing. certainly the pakistanis feel very much under pressure. they do need the dollars, but not to the extent that we might think, because they do get a large proportion -- the pakistani army gets a large proportion of the domestic budget here, but it is the humiliation more than anything that will help the pakistani army. and yes, the two sides do need each other. nobody's talking about breaking up completely, but it's whether this will have the desired effect that washington wants or not, and that is something we simply can't tell right now. >> aleem maqbool. in syria, supporters of the government and so
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